River Plan Objective: To provide links along and to the river.
River Plan Projects:
History: The riverside land in this area was designated Council reserve between 1974 and 2005.
Maaori significance: Located on the western bank, London and Bryce Streets were the historic site of Kirikiriroa Pa. Kirikiriroa was a Pa Whakairo (pa with carved palisades). It was half oval shape, in shape with the river bank as the flat side and the curved from of the pa stretching from London Street to Claudelands Road. The pa was fortified by ditch and mound structures which were unfortunately destroyed during the early development of Hamilton.
Use: This area covers a mix of central city commercial activity and river front residential living.